How to Choose a Desiccator


Things that are usually better kept dry: 

Bread, Crackers, Potato Chips (basically all the starchy carbs), Cosmetics, Cell Phones, Vinyl Records, Photographs, Tax Returns, Powder Chemicals...

And so we bring you: 

1. What Size Desiccator Do I Need?

2. What Shape Do I Need - Round or Cabinet Style?

3. Which Method of Desiccation is Right for My Application?

For an in-depth guide to these questions and more,

See the All About Dessicators Guide!

Sneak Peak: Methods of Desiccation

Method
Pros
Cons
Standard
Economical; flexible; portable Requires monitoring
Automatic
Desiccant is continuously regenerated; minimal monitoring; precise control Generally more expensive than standard desiccators
Gas Purge
Achieve desired humidity level faster; dust free; creates an ultra dry environment Requires access to inert gas (such as argon or nitrogen)
Vacuum
Best for total dry storage; can also be used for degassing techniques Requires access to vacuum pump; how long vacuum is maintained can vary from models

Now that you know how to choose a desiccator, check out the different models available from Bel-Art - SP Scienceware:

Secador® Desiccator Cabinets

Image: Secador Desiccator Cabinets_standard, automatic, gas-ported desiccator

Standard, Automatic or Gas-Ported

Techni-Dome® Desiccators

Techni-dome_vacuum or gas-ported desiccator

Vacuum or Gas-Ported

Dry-Keeper™ Desiccators

Image: Dry-Keeper_standard or automatic desiccator

Standard or Automatic

Space Saver Desiccators

Image: Space Saver Desiccators - Standard or Vacuum

Standard or Vacuum

 

 

Lab Companion™ Vacuum Desiccators

Image:  Lab Companion Vacuum Desiccators

Round or Cabinet